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Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's the Little Things......

My friend and Creative Sistah, Andrea of Falling Ladies is having a giveaway- and all you have to do to be entered for one of her gorgeous prizes is do an interview of yourself!  So, here goes.....
 1. What should you be doing right now instead of sitting on the computer?
Painting or prepping for art class- both are on my list for today......

2. What's the messiest area of your house? and dare you to show us...
I had to stand on the toilet to get the general scope of the awfulness of the space.....
Easily my Laundry Room- it doubles as a storage space for cleaning supplies, art supplies, our file cabinet and all the other @#$$%^ that can't seem to find a home.....and then there are one or two "hot spots" in every room that haven't made their way to the Laundry Room yet......
oh and we also have a "temporary " half bath in there.....someday, it will become three spaces divided with walls and doors- an entrance to my studio, a separate laundry room and a half bath.

3. 5 simple things that make you happy right now, above and beyond the obvious like your family and your health...
1. The Autumn colors- SO beautiful this year!
2. Painting
3. Blogging
4. Visiting my Bloggity friends- you guys make my days so amazing!
5. Teaching children art- if I could bottle up those imaginations........
4. When did you last cry?
I'll copy Andrea here, because it's true for me too-  I cry often and easily.  The last time I cried was yesterday after a spat with one of my teenage children, but I also can cry from watching a commercial, reading something moving.....being overwhelmingly happy, or sad- the emotions rise (good OR bad) and I cry- it's just who I am!

5. Favorite book...
I have a LOT of favorite books- it really depends on what mood I"m in.... the last book I bought was "The Son of Neptune" from a series my kids and I are reading, very FUN series.  On my bedside table, I have a stack of  "go to's" which include; I always have something by Diana Gabaldon (my favorite author- but that wasn't the question, was it?) and "What Remains of Heaven" by J.S. Harris...I tend towards books with a touch of magic woven into the story- I reread the Harry Potter series at least once a year.  I LOVE rereading books- to me, it's like visiting an old friend!
  
6. How many pets...
5 Cats:
Lilly
Peri
Spiderman

Latte
Mojo
and yes, folks do call me the crazy cat lady....
we also have 3 Koi and several frogs in our pond

7. 2 Goals... one huge and unrealistic one,  and one achievable one...
I'd live to be a bohemian artist living in Paris along with all the impressionists when they were fighting for their style to be accepted.....
I want to be an artist  and a teacher and be successful at both- and it's coming, maybe in baby steps, but it is coming!

8. 5 things in your purse besides money and a cell phone...
Burt's Bees- that stuff is addictive!
Grocery Lists- old and new
Nicotine Gum- I've been off cigarettes for more than 3 months now :D
Eye Drops
Coupons

9. The emotion or feeling you hate the most...
Depression-it's something I am constantly fighting

10. If you could have 50 pounds of anything except money or gold what would you want?
Plants for the garden.....

So, why don't you do a self imposed interview as well?  To be entered in Andrea's giveaway, just leave a link to your post here.
That's all for now!
Stephanie

9 comments:

Regina said...

WOW...I sure learned a good bit about you Stephanie and it was all good. You are so open and such a free spirit...much braver than I am..LOL!!!

HUGS,
Regi

50 lbs of flowers...who would have EVER figured that one out..hehe

craftattack said...

Nice to find out so much about you! And thanks for sharing so many lovely photos. I liked the mess best, because it cheered me up thinking of mine! Hugs, Valerie

Shelinwa said...

How neat Steph I love this!!
So glad I have become friends with you!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was thinking the other day about your fight with nicotine and wondered how you were doing. Loved reading the good news. Me too. I'm smoke free for nearly two years, but I still crave it. I always love reading about you and this was a fun post. I may just have to take the challenge on Saturday. Now I just have to find Andrea and her blog post (grin).

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention. I had NO idea you had all those cats. I knew about Mojo, but the others were a true surprise. Crazy cat lady? I don't think so! Crazy artist? Maybe!

Tammy said...

Oh Steph, I love ya girl! Your last little kitty is precious. I am allergic to cats but that little face is so adorable! Cats always want to rub all over me or have me pick them up. It's like they know.:)

Good girl quitting smoking. That's not easy to do but you will be happy you did.

You are an amazing artist and a wonderful teacher. I must say your students artwork has been very inspiring. You could teach adults too.:) Hint hint.

Hugs,
Tammy

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hey Sistah! These are all fun trivia about you :) I LOVE your wall color! Right up my alley, and I'm not surprised in the least that you have walls this color.

As far as your mess goes... PFfttt! that is nothin'! I wish that's all the mess I had ;)

I didn't know you were a smoker, congrats to you for quitting!!

Your little furry babies are all so cute and cuddly. I have my furry baby (she's 19.5) rubbing all over my legs as I type this.

50 pounds of plants! That's what I should've said!

We should have a meet up someday :)

xx Jaime

Fallingladies said...

Thanks so much for playing along with the interview! I love magic in my books too, a quiet kind of magic... I've read every single Alice Hoffman book!

priti.lisa said...

I am so glad these type of question-y things are making their way around again. They are my favorites to read.
I think you have met your goals...but if you want to go global...:)
I loved your cat pictures. I could see their personalities and I think their names are perfect.
I just saw Jaime's post...can't believe I missed Andrea's post.
(will I ever, ever get everything done?) ♥